Change Your World

Yahoo Business & Human Rights Summit Women, Technology and Social/Digital Media Washington, DC, May 18, 2012

The Yahoo Business & Human Rights Program hosted its fourth annual Business & Human Rights Summit, Change Your World DC, at The Newseum-Knight Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, May 18, 2012. Change Your World DC showcased the ways that women are using technology and social media to influence policy, govern, engage and inspire voters, address social issues and change the world. Videos and photos of the event available here.

Change Your World!

Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on Women, Technology and Social/Digital Media May 17-18, 2012, Washington, DC The Newseum- Knight Conference Center 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 

Learn More about our Change Your World Series, including our inaugural event held in Cairo in January 2012.


May 17

5.30 pm |  Cocktail reception (Co Co. Sala, 929 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004)

May 18

7.30 – 8.30 am | Breakfast and Registration 8.30-9.00 am |  Morning Keynote, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) 9.00 – 10.00 am | Bread and Circus - Media with a Mission – Can a movie be more than just entertainment? Can and should journalism be activism? Does online media really amplify women’s voices more readily than traditional forms of media? This panel will address these questions and more at the intersection of media, feminism and social change.

Moderator: Lauren Bohn, Journalist & Fulbright Fellow Courtney Martin, Feministing and ValentiMartin Media Georgia Popplewell, Managing Director, Global Voices Holly Gordon, Executive Producer, 10x10 Lindsay Guetschow, Senior Director, Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Participant Media Lisa Belkin, Senior Columnist, Huffington Post, Parentry Lylah Alphonse, Senior Political Editor, Yahoo! Shine Mikaela Beardsley, Executive Producer, Half the Sky

10.15 - 11.15 am | Government 2.0 – A conversation about using the Internet, technology and social media to drive public policy, power electoral campaigns, engage voters, shape foreign policy and govern.

Moderator: Erin Vilardi, Leadership Development Strategist Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State Anthea Watson Strong, independent consultant, former Director of Voter Experience, Technology Team, Obama for America Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy Lorelei Kelly, Founder, Smart Congress Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament Mary Rickles, Communications Director, NetRoots Nation

11.30 am – 12.30 pm | Social Media Advocacy and Women’s Health - How are people and organizations using social media and technology to advocate for policies related to women’s health? How is technology being used to serve and communicate directly with affected populations? What platforms and technology have been most effective?

Moderator: Jennifer Preston,  Reporter, New York Times Allison Fine, Senior Fellow, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action Anastasia Goodstein, Director of Digital Programs, Inspire USA Heather Holdridge, Director of Digital Strategy, Advocacy and Fundraising, Planned Parenthood Rebecca Flick, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, RESOLVE Sarah Moser, Regional Communications Director, CARE Supriya Misra, Senior Project Manager, TeachAIDS

12.30 – 1.45 pm | Networking Lunch 2.00 – 3.00 pm | Hearts, Minds and Wallets—Using Technology and Social Media for Social Impact - What platforms, technology and tools are activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents using to inspire and engage? How can social media turn passive interest into active engagement? This panel will address these and other questions related to using social media to drive social change.

Moderator: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author and Deputy Directorthe Council on Foreign Relations Allison Palmer, Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, GLAAD Kristin Peterson, CEO, Inveneo Ruth Martin, Campaign Director, MomsRising Sean McDonald, Executive Director, Frontline SMS Shelby Knox, Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights for

3.00 - 4.30 pm | Peak Credibility: How to present ideas in ways that will spread through technology and media, presented by Katie Orenstein , Founder and Director, The OpEd Project 3.00 - 4.30 pm | Networking Hour An opportunity to connect or continue the panel conversations. 4.45 pm | Wrap up and Close